The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 856 942 952
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 26 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.021% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.022% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 16
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £32,500 £36,121
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 23 £46,000 +8.23% 8
London +37 13 £46,000 +41.53% 3
City of London - 8 £46,000 - 2
South West +18 5 £47,500 +18.75%
West Midlands -12 3 £25,000 -58.33%
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £45,000 -
Belfast - 3 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £42,500 -
Stroud - 3 £42,500 -
Warwick +16 2 - -
Warwickshire +9 2 - -
South East +66 1 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +55 1 £50,000 -20.00%
Bristol +14 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Derbyshire - 1 £23,000 -
Bath - 1 £47,500 -
Slough - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £23,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 £47,500 -
Solihull - 1 £25,000 -

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 21 (46.67%) QA
2 18 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (31.11%) Selenium
4 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.89%) Test Management
4 13 (28.89%) SQL
5 12 (26.67%) Oracle
5 12 (26.67%) DevOps
6 11 (24.44%) Java
6 11 (24.44%) HP
6 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
8 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (17.78%) Siebel
9 8 (17.78%) XML
9 8 (17.78%) Sun
9 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
9 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
9 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.78%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (17.78%) SDLC
10 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Degree
11 6 (13.33%) Release Management

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) CICS
2 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
1 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (11.11%) MS Project
3 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Selenium
2 6 (13.33%) JMeter
3 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.89%) JIRA
5 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.67%) LabVIEW
5 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) eggPlant
6 2 (4.44%) JBehave
6 2 (4.44%) Ranorex
6 2 (4.44%) RSpec
6 2 (4.44%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (4.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Games
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) XML
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) Ajax
4 2 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) BBC
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) VMS
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Test Management
3 12 (26.67%) DevOps
4 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.78%) SDLC
7 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Release Management
9 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) C
5 3 (6.67%) C++
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) JCL
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.56%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) HP
3 8 (17.78%) Siebel
3 8 (17.78%) Sun
4 4 (8.89%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) BT
6 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
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